ABU DHABI, 15th May, 2022 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan accepted today condolences on passing away of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
He also received condolences from His Highness Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tarik Al Said, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman; His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense; His Royal Highness Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF); H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Chairman of the Ruling Family Council, and Prince Moulay Rachid, Brother of King of Morocco.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received condolences from a number kings, president and heads of government of a number of friendly including Felipe VI of Spain; Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany; Joko Widodo, president of Indonesia; Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Maldives; Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan; Isaac Herzog, President of Israel; Uhuru Kenyatta, Present of Kenya; Muhammad Al-Mnifi, President of the Libyan Presidential Council; Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestinian; General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Deputy Head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council; Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan; Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Dr. Philip Mbango, Vice President of Tanzania; AK Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh, and Bisera Turković, Vice Chairwoman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also accepted condolences from Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States; Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC); Marzouq Al-Ghanim, Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly; Dr. Bandar bin Fahd, President of Arab Tourism Organization (ATO); and Hussein Ibrahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The leaders of brotherly and friendly countries, their heads of government and delegations, and representatives of organizations expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the sons of the deceased, the Al Nahyan family, and to the people of the UAE, praying the Almighty to shower His mercy and satisfaction on the deceased and reward him with the best reward for what he offered to his country, his people and his nation. They also asked the Almighty to grant his family and the UAE people patience and solace.
They emphasized that the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was a wise, generous leader who devoted his life and effort to serve his country and nation, and his legacy will remain immortal at the country level and globally.
Accepting the condolences along with Sheikh Mohamed were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, ,H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President, H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and a number of Sheikhs.
The world leaders and their accompanying delegations also congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the precious trust placed in him by the Federal Supreme Council so as to continue the journey of the founding fathers for further development and progress, wishing His Highness success in carrying the great trust and working for the good and welfare of his people and the world at large.
In turn, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed extended appreciation for the warm feelings of Their Highnesses, Majesties and excellencies towards the UAE and its people.
He thanked them for congratulating him on his election as UAE President and for their sincere wishes.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed wished them good health and wellness and continued progress and prosperity for their brotherly and friendly peoples and countries.